Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-175) Ducks (+145)
The Los Angeles Kings (40-27-10) are en route to Honda Center on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Anaheim Ducks (30-33-14). The moneyline on this contest has Los Angeles at -175 while Anaheim is sitting at +145. The total has been set at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets their last time out. Los Angeles recorded 12 penalty minutes in this contest. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. The Kings didn't have a great showing offensively in this victory. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 38 shots they put on goal.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have recorded 210 power play opportunities (21st in the league) and have come away with 49 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 2,205 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .899. Los Angeles has attempted 2,698 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.1%. While at even strength, the Kings have given up 173 goals while having 180 on offense. Los Angeles is sitting with 234 power play opportunities and they have added 38 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 16.24%. For the season, they have accumulated 90 points and their points percentage comes in at .584. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 218 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have surrendered 222.
The man in goal for this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has participated in 90 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 39-39-7 and he has gotten the start in 84 games. The opposition has racked up 247 goals against Petersen in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. Petersen has had 2,692 shots against him and he has 2,445 total saves. His save percentage sits at .908 in his 5,227 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Petersen has accounted for 47 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .560.
In their last outing, Anaheim opposed the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Ducks notched a victory by a final score of 6-4. The Ducks netted 6 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have 215 goals, 74 points, as well as a points percentage of .481. They have permitted 248 goals to be scored by of a combination of 208 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have tallied 170 goals at even strength and 45 goals (20th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 208 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 21.63%. Anaheim has put up 2,273 shots (23rd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.46%, while allowing the opposition 2,568 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.13% on the other teams 212 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.3%.
For the opposition you are likely to see John Gibson defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.66 goals per game and he has allowed 956 goals altogether. Gibson's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.8% and he has made 201 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 367 games and his ice time sits at 21,536 minutes. Gibson has a lifetime record of 166-146-51 and has played in 375 games. He has recorded 10,257 stops out of 11,213 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+145)
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